Alchemy

Through Blender’s Durian project I discovered a great little program called Alchemy. It’s great for producing “inflected chaos” images like the ones below, with lots of cool “randomizer” tools to incapacitate the anal-retentive side of your brain. You can download Alchemy from its creators’ website. The program is free and open, so go for it. Here’s what I got playing around with various settings:

shapes_gradient

bones

bw_shapes

sports

I especially like the “pull shapes” option – you can load up a PDF with vector shapes of your own, and it scatters them loosely along your pen line. The colors can either be fixed or random, as can be the transparency. All in all, one of the coolest “right brain” toys I’ve seen in a while.

About Simon

Born in 1968, I was tragically not recognized as a genius until three years later, when I built and flew my first home-made aircraft. Since then, my life has been a string of major successes interspersed with what can only be called triumphs on a galactic scale. I am currently waiting to achieve my next one - should be ready in another 15 minutes or so. Bear with me...
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